After Salman Rushdie's visit to our town, I've taken up Satanic Verses for another try. Early on, I've come across the phrase like a 'disgusted turbot', and realized that I have absolutely no idea what a turbot is. I realize that the way I've glossed it so far in life is to try to fit it into a sentence without caring about it, so in this case I would try tureen and turnip as general associations, without stopping to ask whether it makes sense. This one is a stumper. Online dictionary, please enlighten me.
It is a European flatfish, highly prized as food.
Why do I have the feeling of 'Oh, yes--of course'?
Like I was ever going to come up with this.
I still don't have any idea how a turbot looks disgusted.
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